wall
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wall(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vertical structure)
a. el muro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(freestanding)
He has tagged his name in graffiti on almost every wall in the city.Ha etiquetado su nombre en graffiti sobre casi todos los muros de la ciudad.
b. la pared
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(indoors)
I want to hang some paintings on that wall.Quiero colgar unos cuadros en ese muro.
c. la muralla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(surrounding a town)
The Great Wall of China is more than 500 years old and extends for more than 5,000 miles.La Gran Muralla china tiene más de 500 años y se extiende más de 5,000 millas.
d. la tapia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(surrounding a building)
They scattered broken glass on the wall around their house to deter thieves.Ellos pusieron vidrio roto en la tapia alrededor de su casa para disuadir a los ladrones.
2. (sports)
a. la barrera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There were four players in the defensive wall.Había cuatro jugadores en la barrera defensiva.
3. (barrier)
a. la barrera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He built up an emotional wall after his parents divorced.Él construyó una barrera emocional después del divorcio de sus padres.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to enclose with a wall; used with "in," "up," or "off")
a. cercar
They walled in part of the field to use as a garden for the children.Cercaron una parte del campo para usarla como jardín para los niños.
b. tapiar
There used to be a window in that wall, but it was walled up at some point.Antes había una ventana en esa pared, pero en algún momento la tapiaron.
c. cerrar con un muro
We walled in the garden to have more privacy.Cerramos el jardín con un muro para tener más privacidad.
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wall
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (interior)
a. la pared
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (exterior, freestanding)
a. el muro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (of garden, around building)
a. la tapia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (of town, city)
a. la muralla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
the Great Wall of Chinala Gran Muralla china
wall cupboardalacena f
wall hangingtapiz m
5. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a wall of silenceun muro de silencio
to go to the wallirse al traste
6. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to drive somebody up the wallhacer que alguien se suba por las paredes
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wall [wɔːl]
noun
1 (interior) also (Anat) pared (f); (outside) muro (m); [of city] muralla (f); (garden wall) tapia (f)
the Great Wall of China la Gran Muralla China; the north wall of the Eiger la pared norte del Eiger
to come up against a brick wall tener por delante una barrera infranqueable
talking to him is like talking to a brick wall hablar con él es como hablar a la pared
to do sth off the wall especially (US) hacer algo espontáneamente or de improviso
to climb or crawl up the walls (from boredom, frustration) subirse por las paredes (informal)
it drives me up the wall me saca de quicio
to go up the wall (get angry) ponerse furioso
to go to the wall [+firm] ir a la bancarrota; quebrar
walls have ears las paredes oyen
2 (Dep) [of players] barrera (f)
3 barrera (f)
to break the wall of silence romper el muro or la barrera del silencio
modifier
[+cupboard, light, clock] de pared; [+map, painting] mural
wall bars (n) (Dep) espalderas (f)
wall hanging (n) tapiz (m)
wall socket (n) enchufe (m) de pared
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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